News | Gran Piemonte | Milano-Torino | Tre Valli Varesine • October 7, 2018
Aru, Martin and Rui Costa will participate in the upcoming Italian races
Tre Valli Varesine, Milano-Torino and Gran Piemonte on the schedule for the Emirati formation
UAE Team Emirates will have three events back to back in Italy, where they are expected at the Tre Valli Varesine (Tuesday, 9 October), in the Milano-Torino (Wednesday, 10 October) and at the Gran Piemonte (Thursday, 11 October).
Sports Director Mario Scirea (Italy) will be called upon to lead the following selections:
– Tre Valli Varesine (Saronno-Varese, 192,8 km): Andrea Bagioli (Italy – trainee), Matteo Bono (Italy), Rui Costa (Portugal), Edward Ravasi (Italy), Aleksandr Riabushenko (Belorussia), Ben Swift (United Kingdom), Oliviero Troia (Italy).
– Milano-Torino (Magenta-Superga, 200 km): Fabio Aru (Italy), Andrea Bagioli (Italy – trainee), Rui Costa (Portugal), Filippo Ganna (Italy), Daniel Martin (Ireland), Jan Polanc (Slovenia), Rory Sutherland (Australia).
– Gran Piemonte (Racconigi-Stupinigi, 191 km): Filippo Ganna (Italy), Marco Marcato (Italy), Manuele Mori (Italy), Simone Petilli (Italy), Edward Ravasi (Italy), Rory Sutherland (Australia), Nicolás Tivani (Argentina – trainee).
These are the team’s prospects for the three races, in the words of Sports Director Scirea: “We’re expecting three interesting races in which we can line up some important riders. Rui Costa will find routes suited to his skills in the Tre Valli Varesine and in the Milano-Torino, races in which we will have several options, since Aru and Martin will be there as well. In the Gran Piemonte, Tivani could have a good chance if things should end in a sprinting arrival. We will try to make the most of the three races as we prepare our approach to the Il Lombardia”.